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Oncology Care in Physiotherapy Practice

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Oncology Care in Physiotherapy Practice

Oncology Care in Physiotherapy Practice

This course includes
45:26 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors

Expert Series: Episode 2 with Jodi Steele and Kate Smith

Topics for this online physiotherapy course include:

  • The top lessons learned starting and running a clinic
  • How to advertise your clinic and get new patients
  • The basic strategies and tips for working with patients who have cancer
  • What are the common contraindications for those with exercise

Kate Smith, BKin., RKin., MSc. Onc. 

Kate has a Masters in Oncology and a background in Kinesiology and is focused on helping people living with cancer improve how they think, feel and function. Kate facilitates Cancer Exercise and Maximum Capacity’s Brain Fog programming at Wellspring Cancer Support Centres in the greater Toronto area (GTA). Kate believes that physical, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation after a cancer diagnosis is an important step in empowering people living with cancer.     


The instructors
Jodi Steele
PT, BKin, BSc(PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. Upon graduation she co-developed an oncology rehabilitation program, Cancer Rehab-The Next Step. In 2005 her husband joined her and founded Cancer Rehab Inc., Canada’s first not-for-profit cancer rehabilitation centre.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program, which continues to be delivered at sites throughout southern Ontario. For her innovative contributions to society, Jodi received the 2009 Arch Award from McMaster University.

Presently Jodi is a professor at Niagara College. She continues to educate peers through educational lectures focusing on cancer exercise and rehabilitation for health care professionals and lymphedema management in the home care setting.

Course Material included in this course
  • Expert Series
  • Intro
  • Considerations for Oncology Patients
  • Running an Oncology Practice
  • Patient Challenges
  • Getting Through It
  • Thoughts on Medically Assisted Suicide
  • Working with Other Professions
  • Summary
  • Feedback
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